YES! She can be taught!
I’ve been taking Jessie Clever’s Getting Results from Your Author Newsletter. After reading over 2 weeks’ worth of lessons so far and cogitating on all the information, I decided it was time to stop reading and thinking, and take action.
So… I have been very seriously BUSY today. I learned MailChimp (kinda) and got the initial opt-in forms made up for pop-up and embedded on my main webpage. I got the confirmation and initial welcome emails set up, and a Welcome to my Newsletter email created and automated to send as soon as someone subscribes, along with a link to read the first chapter of Truck Stop.
I also got a fabulous start on creating my debut newsletter, that will come out for November. I’m actually pretty excited about it and I think it looks great (she said, modestly). I’m going to be collecting material just for the newsletters throughout each month, and that’ll be fun 🙂
But wait! That’s not all! I went over to Google Analytics and got the code on the main webpages to be able to watch traffic stats, and got a plugin for WordPress to do the same for my blog. And speaking of plugins, I got one for FB to show Like and Share buttons at the end of each post (see below? Yay!). Then… because I was really on a roll by now… I figured out how to get my blog’s RSS feed on my author page on amazon, so my blog posts show up there on the author page, which is totally cool … check it out at Amazon’s Allie McCormack Page!
I’m still figuring out just what exactly I’ll offer on my newsletter (besides the first chapter of Truck Stop)… I thought I’d include some fun tidbits from my researches for my various novels, some fun and/or informative links, and definitely a Recipe of the Month for my family’s (often very old) tried-and-true recipes. All in all I plan to be chatty and just have fun with it! And, hopefully, make it fun for my readers 🙂
If you want to sign up for my Newsletter, and get a free read of the first chapter of Truck Stop (not to mention a fabulous recipe), come on by my Allie McCormack website. There’s a popup for signing up (I hope? LOL!), and also at the bottom of the page is a form embedded; either one will do!